Archive | April, 2007

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | April 28, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Follow up to my No-Knead Bread story

Follow up to my No-Knead Bread story

The Pain Maison from Eric Girard has many holes on it as you can see on the picture. You cannot compare this bread to the texture of a baguette; that is two different things. The recipe produces a rustic bread loaf with a crispy crust. Rustic bread is often better toasted, which makes this recipe [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | April 27, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

No knead bread 101: Michael Smith vs Olive & Gourmando baker home recipes

No knead bread 101: Michael Smith vs Olive & Gourmando baker home recipes

Bread machine and kneading are obsolete with the latest crave for no-knead bread recipe. Since the New York Times published an innovative No knead bread recipe last November adapted from Jim Lahey’s recipe at Sullivan Street Bakery, everyone made its own version. I discovered the technique a couple months ago while watching a TV series [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor | April 26, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Fun accessories for a casual cocktail party

Fun accessories for a casual cocktail party

I was looking for little things that will add amusements to a cocktail party setting. I went to The Spoon Sisters online store since they carry unusual stuff. I found three inexpensive party accessories. If you want to throw a cocktail and you do not take it too seriously, these are perfect frills. First, I [...]

ENTERTAINING, OUTDOOR entertaining | April 25, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Divine summer party themes for grown ups

Divine summer party themes for grown ups

Today I want to show you wonderful setting for summer grown up parties. The outdoor furniture pieces are sublime and pricey. But you can plan for such luxurious parties for less if you are clever and you like to shop around. My suggestion is to take the ambiance, to try to recreate the mood and [...]

COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK

April 24, 2007 | by Kim

Taking your time at the table with SEM design

Taking your time at the table with SEM design

I like to present you fun and practical items. This tablecloth surely qualifies. You find questions and answers to riddles mixed on [...]

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BABY showers, ENTERTAINING

April 23, 2007 | by Kim

Thinking outside the box for a Baby shower...

Thinking outside the box for a Baby shower invitation

I got inspired by the creativity of a gorgeous baby shower invitation this afternoon. So I decide to talk about invitation choices and [...]

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ENTERTAINING, TABLETOP

April 21, 2007 | by Kim

Serving sugar and milk with Newton physics

Serving sugar and milk with Newton physics

A Finnish designer Tanja Sipilä decided to simplify how we serve sugar and milk for our coffee. She used the principle of [...]

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HOME + GARDEN, OUTDOOR space

April 20, 2007 | by Kim

2007 red dot: best of the best goes to the...

2007 red dot: best of the best goes to the Yin Yang chaise longue by DEDON

I love DEDON products, so I am always thrilled when they launch a new collection. This young and dynamic German company creates [...]

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ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

April 18, 2007 | by Kim

A mine of flower design ideas at...

A mine of flower design ideas at TryFlowers.org.uk

  While I was flipping over the pages of a previous edition of Living etc magazine, my eyes cut a fascinating ad [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

April 18, 2007 | by Kim

My tips on selecting paint colors for at home...

My tips on selecting paint colors for at home entertaining

I look at color trends as inspiration pieces. Paint manufacturers make up fresher color combinations that you may want to explore. But [...]

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CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING

April 18, 2007 | by Kim

Matching wedding cake and invite design from...

Matching wedding cake and invite design from two Canadian gals

As a Canadian blogger, I like to point out great Web sites from my country. This morning I discovered Brides in the [...]

LIVING, TRAVEL

April 18, 2007 | by Kim

What m0851 guestrooms in Antwerp can teach...

What m0851 guestrooms in Antwerp can teach you in having slept over guests?

I am a huge fan of the Canadian fashion brand m0851. I live close by their flagship store in Montreal. My husband [...]

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